One of the MacBook’s biggest selling points is that it runs smoothly almost all the time. Users don’t have to worry much about their computer breaking down as long as they implement the right care and maintenance procedures. However, this shouldn’t suggest that your MacBook is immune to issues. Problems will arise once in a while, and it is best to be braced for the instance that this occurs. Here are common MacBook issues you should be prepared for:
1. Inability to charge properly
If you are having problems charging your Macbook, there may be an issue with the power outlet or the charger. Try to change or replace these two things first. If it still doesn’t work, consider resetting your Mac’s System Management Controller (SMC).
2. Messaging problems
The problem of iMessage not working on Mac is not a common one, but once in a while, you may encounter issues that make it difficult to send or receive messages. Often, users experience an inability to send messages via the app, or the messages take longer than usual to send. Other times, messages are not received in the device, or the app generally behaves abnormally. Common ways to fix this include turning on your internet connection, rebooting your Mac, and disabling and re-enabling the iMessage feature.
3. Bluetooth error
If you are struggling to pair a keyboard or trackpad or receiving the Bluetooth Not Availableerror, you should try turning your Bluetooth devices off and on again, and if that doesn’t work, restart your Mac. Sometimes, it is a specific Bluetooth device that won’t pair with your Mac because of the discoverability settings, so make sure to try pairing with other devices before taking any action.
4. Inability to share via AirDrop
The inability to share files with your iPad or iPhone via AirDrop is usually the product of your Mac and your mobile device being connected to two different networks. Ensure your PC and iPhone/iPad are using the same connection to pair them successfully and share files without any troubles.
5. Freezing apps
Once in a while, Mac users may face a scenario where all or some apps freeze. This can be scary since the computer may become unusable, and you face the prospect of losing unsaved work.
If you can close the app using the normal close button, do it, then restart it again. If you can’t, use the Command + Options + Escape function to display “Force Quit.” Next, select the unresponsive apps and close them. If all that doesn’t work, restart your computer.
6. Sound issues
Another common Mac problem is the lack of sound output when you play an audio or video file. The first step should be to ensure your computer isn’t muted. If the volume controls are functional, check if a device is plugged in the audio jack or if your Mac is connected to a Bluetooth device.
These are some of the most common problems faced by Macbook users. If the solutions don’t work for you, seek answers from online communities or check with an Apple technician.